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re: Membership fees?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Puppet Hub Admin Nov 29, 2011. 1 Reply

Dear Admin, I think it is great that you want to charge for this wonderful service that you are giving to puppeteers from around the world. I would love to be a life-long memeber of thsi wonderful…Continue

Small Turnbuckels?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Syrotiak Jun 7, 2010. 5 Replies

I am looking for small turnbuckels, to be used as hip joints for some marionettes I am planning. Is there any-one out there who knows where I can get some. If you use these please let me know who…Continue

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Toby van Eck posted a status
"Wishing all puppeteers and Puppet-hub friends a wonderful and blessed Cristmas. - TOBY"
Dec 24, 2013
Toby van Eck commented on Joseph Emory's video

Fred Cowan Tribute

"This is a tribute to my great friend, Fred Cowan! Rest in peace my friend. I will always remember you. athe time I had spend with you was very precious. You will always have a very special place in my heart. Youe friend and fellow puppeteer  -…"
Sep 30, 2013
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Mar 7, 2013
Toby van Eck posted a status
"Allow me to wish all my puppeteer friends, a very Happy Cristmas and all the best for 2013, may it be a good one! - TOBY"
Dec 22, 2012
Toby van Eck and Bill Yost are now friends
Sep 2, 2012
Bill Yost left a comment for Toby van Eck
"Thanks for the warm welcome on here, Toby.  I do hope to meet a lot other puppeteers and learn from them as well."
Sep 1, 2012
Toby van Eck left a comment for Bill Yost
"Hi Bill, Welcome to Puppethub. A nice place to start and meet other puppeteers. Hope to hear and see more of your work  -  TOBY"
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Marionettes, marionnettes, puppets with strings.......pendulums........
Aug 16, 2012
Daniel Dold left a comment for Toby van Eck
"belated Birthday Toby, Hope you have many more."
Jul 21, 2012
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"Thanks to evryone who remembered my 70th Birthday. - TOBY"
Jul 10, 2012
Joseph Emory left a comment for Toby van Eck
"Happiest of birthdays "My Friend"  and many happy returns.  You are in the midst of winter so I hope for you the warmest of birthday wishes.. I'm about due for another 3:a.m. call to you as well.  :)"
Jul 10, 2012
Toby van Eck commented on Phillip Huber's blog post My answer to a question: Do puppets have souls?
"Hi Philip, Thanks for this, I could not have said it any better. Greetings  -  TOBY"
May 19, 2012
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Anne Newman commented on Toby van Eck's blog post Script writing for the puppet-theatre?
"Toby, Have you seen Judy Barry Brown's "Scriptwriting Workbook?"  Both the workbook and her scriptwriting workshop (at Pokagon last year,) very helpful.  You can contact the Browns at BobBrownPuppets.com. Anne  "
May 7, 2012

Profile Information

Johannesburg, South Africa
Relationship to Puppetry
Puppet builder and Caberet Artist
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
Saw my first puppetshow at the age of 10, ( Show was done by the late, great John Wright of "The Little Angel Marionette Theatre) and I knew that I wanted to be a Puppeteer.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
During my 58 years as puppeteer, I have met so many great puppeteers, people who have opened their hearts and studios for me, and without whom I would I would never have come this far in the art of puppetry
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
Albrect Roser's "Gustaf'
My Company/Troupe/Group
I an a Solo Artist, specializing in Cabert Puppetry
Affiliations/Professional Organizations
Member of The Puppeteers of America

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Script writing for the puppet-theatre?

Posted on April 22, 2012 at 11:22am 1 Comment

Dear Puppethubbers,

Looking for books on script-writing for Puppet-theatre. Are there any? Do you have some in your Puppet library. If you have please let me know name of book, Auther and publishers as well as date of publishing?  -  Thanking you  -  TOBY

Comment Wall (25 comments)

At 6:58pm on October 29, 2009, Tony Mata Tribute Page said…
At 6:59pm on October 29, 2009, Tony Mata Tribute Page said…
hi toby my email is

puppetpro2@yahoo tony
At 11:27pm on November 6, 2009, David Syrotiak said…
Beautiful work Toby. I would love for you to come visit if you have the chance, but keep your eye teeth. You might need them! My door is always open to fellow puppeteers. Are you opening "Nutcracker" this year?
At 11:47am on January 17, 2010, Jim Menke (Mr. Puppetman) said…
Terrific group of photos. Wish I could see one of your performances.
At 1:21pm on January 17, 2010, Vixie said…
Thanks for the reply, I am looking forward to seeing the pic. it is great meeting puppeteers from all over, I love seeing what people in other parts of the world are doing with puppets.
At 1:34pm on January 17, 2010, Joseph Emory said…
Toby, I will be heading down the Freds somewhere around Feb 17th. I hope you saw the note he left for the Holidays.
At 1:35pm on January 17, 2010, Joseph Emory said…
Wonderful photos also
At 6:09pm on January 18, 2010, Alan Louis said…
You bet! I'm working on it right now as a matter of fact! Cheers!
At 3:47pm on January 22, 2010, Phillip Huber said…
Beautiful work, Toby. You need to come perform in the United States.
At 3:38pm on January 24, 2010, Joseph Emory said…
Although Fred's health makes it impossible for him to make complete projects and such. If you see a previous charecture that he has done let me know. I probably have the mold and can cast it in either alumilite or Latex. One of my goals is to keep the works of Fred and Jimmy and their creations available and alive. Yes I am lucky. it is very versitile.

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